News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 22, 2013

Coralie Mae McKimmy


---- — Coralie Mae McKimmy, 86, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Westridge Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Terre Haute, to Floyd Johnson and Ozelma Johnson. She worked at S.S.Kresge, The Goody Shoppe, and MCL during her career. She was an avid walker and you could often see her walking to her favorite places to eat, Steak & Shake and Fazoli’s, where she became close friends with many of the employees. She loved to watch NASCAR racing. Jimmy Johnson, number 48, was her favorite driver, and she watched every race he drove in.

She is survived by one son, Emery McKimmy and his wife Norma of Overland Park, Kan.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Vicars, Douglas McKimmy, Stephen McKimmy, Jason Lamb, and Deborha “Sam” Baez; five great-grandchildren, Austin Vicars, Kaylah Vicars, Anastasia “Anna” Baez, Mayuko “Nonie” Lamb, and Benjiro “Benj” Lamb; one brother, Floyd Johnson of Terre Haute; and two sisters, Betty McKimmy and Mary Butt and her husband Don of Terre Haute.

She was preceded in death by her children, Stephen Allen McKimmy and Mary Elizabeth McKimmy; two sisters, Nancy Ann Johnson and Ada Louise Silvers; one brother, David Earl Johnson; her parents, Floyd Johnson and Ozelma Johnson; and her best friend, Betty Jean Guess.

Funeral services will take place in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m., with Pastor James Haddix officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: